From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "ore hill" in Old English.
Means "true, upright" in Arabic.
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIHAEL, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound.... Read
Old Norse form of SVERRE, as well as the modern Icelandic form.... Read
Means "YAHWEH is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.... Read
Means "battle, war" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.... Read
German and Scandinavian form of SEVERINUS.
Means "he establishes" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Simeon in the Old Testament. It was also the name of one of the two pillars that stood outside Solomon's Temple, Boaz being the other.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic باراك (see BARAK (2)). A famous bearer is former American president Barack Obama (1961-), who was named after his Kenyan father.... Read
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".... Read
From Japanese 幸 (sachi) meaning "happiness, good luck" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Croatian diminutive of JEROME.
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) "to be excellent".... Read
From Japanese 安 (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet", 康 (yasu) meaning "peaceful" or 坦 (yasu) meaning "flat, smooth, level", as well as other kanji that are pronounced the same way.... Read
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of BRÁDACH".... Read
Short form of GILBERT and other names beginning with Gil.... Read
Gaelic byname meaning "red", often a nickname for one with red hair. This was the nickname of the Scottish outlaw Raibeart Ruadh MacGregor (1671-1734), known as Rob Roy in English.... Read
Derived from Old Norse magn "mighty, strong" and hildr "battle". This was the name of a novel by the Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.... Read
Brazilian variant of MARCIANA.
Alternate transcription of Russian Афанасий (see AFANASIY).... Read
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
Means "creation, preparation" in Sanskrit.
From the Old Norse name Leifr meaning "descendant, heir". Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer who reached North America in the early 11th century. He was the son of Erik the Red.... Read
Means "sweet, lovely" in Mapuche.
Dutch and Danish short form of SUSANNA.
From Chinese 雅 (yǎ) meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with 玲 (líng) meaning "tinkling of jade". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.... Read
Old French form of ISOLDE, appearing in the 12th-century Norman poem 'Tristan' by Béroul.... Read
Means "God owns wealth" in Igbo.
Means "work" in Hebrew. This was the name of an Asherite in the Old Testament.... Read
Hebrew form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
Old Germanic form of ALFONSO.
From the Germanic name Hadewig, derived from the Germanic elements hadu "battle, combat" and wig "war". This was the name of a 13th-century German saint, the wife of the Polish duke Henry the Bearded. It was subsequently borne by a 14th-century Polish queen (usually known by her Polish name Jadwiga)... Read
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
Spanish form of BONAVENTURA.
Scottish diminutive of HUGH.
From Egyptian Iah-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god IAH combined with mesu "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian مهین (see MAHIN).... Read
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Brazil as opposed to Portugal (where Dinis is more common).... Read
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian.
Persian form of YUSUF, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.... Read
Hungarian diminutive of IRMA.
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
Middle English form of ÆÐELBERHT. The name was very rare after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.... Read
Italian form of MATTHIAS.
Combination of MARIA and CHIARA.
French feminine form of MAËL.
Means "allies, friends" in the Dakota language. This is the name of a Native American people of the northern Mississippi valley.... Read
Form of URI used in the Greek Old Testament.
From an English surname that was originally derived from various place names all meaning "ford by a mill" in Old English.... Read
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.... Read
From Brendanus, the Latinized form of the Irish name Bréanainn, which was derived from a Welsh word meaning "prince". Saint Brendan was a 6th-century Irish abbot who, according to legend, crossed the Atlantic and reached North America with 17 other monks.... Read
Old Slavic form of Ioseph (see JOSEPH).
French feminine form of RENÉ.
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.... Read
Diminutive of HASAN. Husayn ibn Ali (also commonly transliterated Hussein) was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. His older brother was named Hasan. The massacre of Husayn and his family was a major event in the split between Shia and Sunni Muslims, which continues to... Read
Means "friendly, friend" in Arabic.
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
Possibly a Latvian form of LIV (1).
Combination of MARY and LOU.
From Bulgarian първи (parvi) meaning "first".... Read
Means "owner, possessor, master" in Arabic.
Means "spacious" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a woman of Jericho who helped the Israelites capture the city.... Read
Diminutive of ANASTAZIJA.
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARIA.
Means "young eagle" in Arabic.